i$mms Intiipraitg Sthranj KINGSTON, ONTARIO A FORM OF PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING TO ALMIGHTY GOD, TO BE USED In all Churches and Chapels of the United Church of England and Ireland within the Province of Canada, on Thursday, the Third Day of November, 1859, being the Day appointed for a General Thanksgiving to Almighty God : FOR THE LATE ABUNDANT HARVEST. i5» ^utijoritfi* TORONTO : Printed by Rowsell & Ellis, King Street, Toronto. 1859. Vso\i, a 53 lU" ■ (3) The Order for Morning Prayer. T The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy days, except where it is in this Office otherivise appointed. If Let him that ministereth begin with these Sentences. TO the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him : neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws which He set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed ; because His compassions fail not. Lam. iii. 22. He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. Psalm, ciii. 10. If Instead of Venite exultemus. OGIVE thanks unto the Lord, and call upon His name : tell the people what things He hath done. Psal. cv. 1. let your songs be of Him, and praise Him : and let your talking be of all His wondrous works. Ver. 2. The works of the Lord are great : sought out of all that have pleasure therein. Psalm cxi. 2. His Morning Prayer. His toork is worthy to be praised, and had in honour : and His righteousness endureth for ever. Ver. 3. The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done His snor[OA.reui works: that they ought to be had in remembrance. Ver. 4. He hath given meat unto them that fear Him : He shall ever be mindful of His covenant. Ver. 5. Who remembered us when we were in trouble : for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm cxxxvi. 23. Who giveth food for all -flesh : for His mercy endureth for ever. Ver. 25. that men would therefore praise the Lord for His goodness : and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men ! Psalm cvii. 8. For He satisfieth the empty soul : and Jilleth the hungry soul with Ver. 9. praise our God, ye people : and make the voice of His praise to be heard. Psalm lxvi. 7. Who holdeth our soul in life : and suffereth not our feet to slip. Ver. 8. Praise the Lord, my soul : and all that is within me praise His holy name. Psalm ciii. 1. Praise the Lord, my soul : and forget not all His benefits. Ver. 2. When I called upon Thee, Thou heardest me : and enduedst my soul with much strength. Psalm cxxxviii. 3. Gfod is our hope and strength : a very present help in trouble. Psalm xlvi. 1. Unto Morning Prayer. Unto Thee, God, do we give thanks: yea, unto Thee do we give thanks Psalm lxxv. 1. Thy name also is so nigh: and that do Thy wondrous ivories declai-e. Ver. 2. give thanks unto the God of heaven : for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm, exxxvi. 26. give thanks unto the Lord of lords : for His mercy endureth for ever. Ver. 27. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost ; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. 1 Proper Psalms, XXXIII. XXXIV. LXV. T First Lesson, Deut. XXX. T" Te Deum laudamus. T Second Lesson, Acts XIV. to v. 19. IT Jubilate. Tf Instead of the First Collect at Morning Prayer, shall this which follows be used. O MERCIFUL God, at whose bidding the earth withholdeth her increase, or again rendereth her fruits in their seasons > Give us grace that we may learn alike from Thy mercies and from Thy judgments our entire dependence on Thee for the supply of our 6 Morning Prayer. our daily bread, and that being fully persuaded that whatever blessing we receive at Thy hands is designed for our trial as well as for our comfort, we may impart a share of Thy bounty, in dutiful accordance with Thy holy will, to the afflicted and indigent, the widow, the orphan, and the aged, and thus obtain for ourselves that mercy which Thou in Thy word hast promised to the merciful ; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. \ Then shall follow the Collect for Quinquagesima Sunday, and the Second and Third Collects at Morning Prayer, and the Litany. Tf After the Collect We humbly beseech Thee, Father, £c, shall be said the Prayer of Thanksgiving for Plenty, and so to the end of Morning Prayer as usual. ( 7) The Communion Service, If After the Prayer for the Queen, Almighty God, whose Kingdom is everlasting, &c, instead of the Collect for the Bay, shall be read, the Collect used in the Morning Prayer, merciful God, at whose bidding, &c. The Epistle. Col. III. 12. PUT on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long- suffering ; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body ; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. The Gospel St. Matthew V. 43. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But 8 The Communion Service, But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite- fully use you, and persecute you ; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven : for he maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye ? do not even the Publicans the same ? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others ? Do not even the Publicans so ? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect. T Then shall follow the Nicene Creed, and after that the Sermon. T In the Offertory shall these Sentences be read. Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them : for this is the Law and the Prophets. St Matth. vii. 12. Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy : the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. If After the Prayer For the whole state of Christ's Church, $c, the following shall be used. O ALMIGHTY GOD and Father, of whose only gift it cometh that the earth is made to yield its increase for the s ustenance of man ; vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, that Thou hast crowned the year with Thy goodness and caused the earth to bring forth abundantly, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater. We acknowledge, Lord, that it is of Thy great mercy that The Communion Service, 9 that we are not consumed, and that Thou art kind and good to the unthankful and the evil. We might have sown much, and brought in little ; the heaven might have been stayed from dew, and the earth stayed from her fruit. But Thou hast dealt graciously with thine unworthy servants, and hast blessed the labours of the husbandman, and filled our garners with all manner of store. And now, Lord, we entreat Thee, together with these temporal mercies to bestow the inestimable gift of Thy Holy Spirit, that a due sense of Thy goodness toward this land may awaken in us a more sincere repentance toward Thee, and a more earnest faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Grant that the mercy and preservation, which we have in manifold instances experienced, may lead us to a more active obedience to Thy laws, a more earnest endeavour to conform to Thy will, and to advance Thy glory. Dispose the hearts of those to whom abundance has been given, to use that abundance in relieving the necessities of the poor and destitute ; that whilst many have gathered plenty, none may pine in want and penury. Thus may Thy judgments and Thy mercies alike work together for the spiritual benefit of all the people of this land, and tend to graft in their hearts an increasing love and fear of Thee, our only refuge in time of trouble. Hear, we beseech Thee, Lord, these our humble petitions, and receive these our thanksgivings, for His sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. GRANT, Lord, we beseech Thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Thy governance, that Thy Church may joyfully serve Thee in all godly quietness ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the words, which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through 10 The Communion Service, through Thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of Thy Name ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking ; We beseech Thee to have compassion upon our infirmities ; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blind- ness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord ; And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen, ( 11 ) The Order for Evening Prayer* If Let him that minister eth begin with these Sentences, TO the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him : neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God to walk in His laws which He set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed ; because His compassions fail not. Lam. iii. 22. He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. Psalm ciii. 10. If The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning Prayer, instead of Venite exultemus, shall here also be used before the Proper Psalms. give thanks unto the Lord, Sj-c. \ Proper Psalms CIV. CXLV. CXLVII. T First Lesson, Joel II. v. 18 to end. Cantate Domino. If Second Lesson, Phil. IV. Deus misereatur. Tf Instead 12 Evening Prayer. Tf Instead of the first Collect at livening Prayer •, the Collect used at Morning Prayer shall Be read — merciful God, at whose bidding, £c. f The Collect for Quinquagesima Sunday. Tf The Second and Third Collects for Evening Prayer to the end of the Prayer for the Clergy and People. Tf Then the Prayer for all Conditions of Men, and the Creneral Thanksgiving. 7 Then shall be said the Prayer of Thanksgiving for Plenty ; the Prayer " Almighty God and^Father, of whose only gift it cometh, fyc. ; and the Prayer, Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, Sfc, and so to the end of Evening Prayer as usual.